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Hellsaw

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Below is our complete Hellsaw news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hellsaw Going On Indefinite Break

In a statement issued today, Austrian black metallers Hellsaw announced their intention to take an indefinite break from all activities. All scheduled tours and appearances during 2012/13 have been cancelled.

Citing “personal reasons” for the decision frontman and founder Aries had this to say: “We may be back, or we may be back as something entirely different, but whatever happens in the future we would just like to thank all the fans who have shown us such phenomenal support and all the people who have worked with us to make Hellsaw what it is today.:

The following press release was also issued about the band's history:

"Formed in 2002 by Aries, and then-drummer Svart, Hellsaw’s current lineup includes Aries on vocals, Malthus and Isiul on Guitars, Desderoth on Bass and Neuroticon on Drums. With five full-length albums under their belt, Hellsaw are one of the leading Black Metal bands to emerge from Austria in recent years. The band’s use of instantly recognizable melodies which stay firmly in your memory, coupled with a respect and understanding of what it really takes to make a good Black Metal band created a sound that was unmistakably Hellsaw and culminated in the release of their fifth album “Trist” earlier this year on Napalm records. More information about Hellsaw can be found at this location.

Below you can see the official video of Hellsaw performing the track “The Black Death” from the “Cold” album live at Party.San: More...

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Graveworm Announces "Fragments Of Death" Tour

Italy's Graveworm has announced the dates for the upcoming "Fragments of Death Tour 2012," which will include special guests Agathodaimon, Hellsaw, and Kadavrik. The dates are available below, and Graveworm's Stefano Fiori commented:

"I´m proud to announce that we will be on tour in autumn. It´s a great package with awesome support bands (Agathodamion, Hellsaw & Kadarvrik) and this will be our first tour since a long time. I´m sure we will have a great time.Thanks also to all our fans worldwide - I wanna see you all out there. let us make some party before, during and of course after the show... Cheers and rock on!"

08.11.12 (DE) Hamburg - Ballroom
09.11.12 (DE) Oberhausen - Helvete
10.11.12 (NL) Kerkrade - Rock Temple
11.11.12 (DE) Berlin - K 17
12.11.12 (CZ) Prag - Exite Club
13.11.12 (DE) München - Backstage Club
14.11.12 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
15.11.12 (DE) Siegburg - Kubana
16.11.12 (DE) Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
17.11.12 (DE) Erfurt - Club Centrum
18.11.12 (NL) Rotterdam - Baroeg

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Exodus
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
Marduk
Asphyx
Nasum
Suffocation
Eisregen
All Shall Perish
Carnifex
Arkona
Origin
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Helrunar
Wormed
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Aborted
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Condemned
Eis
Gama Bomb
Helheim
Disavowed
Farsot
Riger
Malignancy
Hellsaw
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Rompeprop
Benighted
Agrypnie
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Ingested
Wormrot
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Spasm
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Forgotten Tomb Confirmed For Extremefest 2012

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:

5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:

"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!

"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"

So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...

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Napalm To Release Free Sampler At PaganFest

Three Napalm Records recording artists - Alestorm, Arkona, and Huntress - will be joining headliners Turisas as direct support for this year's installment of the PaganFest America tour. To celebrate this monumental tour, Napalm Records is giving away a free label sampler on a first-come/first-served basis to all PaganFest America Part III ticket-buyers. Entitled "With Us Or Against Us - Operation Bald Eagle," this Napalm label sampler includes the following track list:

1) HUNTRESS - Spell Eater
2) MOONSPELL - Lickanthrope
3) MOONSPELL - White Skies
4) CANDLEMASS - Dancing in the Temple of the Mad Queen Bee
5) KONTRUST - Sock 'n' Doll
6) NACHTBLUT - Eiskönigin
7) ATOMA - Rainmen
8) LONEWOLF - Army of the Damned
9) THE GRAVIATORS - Häxagram
10) XANDRIA - Valentine
11) HEIDEVOLK - Een Nieuw Begin
12 DIABULUS IN MUSICA - Sceneries of Hope
13) HELLSAW - Silence
14) IRON FIRE - Taken
15) NEMESEA - Afterlife
16) SVÖLK - 52
17) ARKONA - Slovo
18) THULCANDRA - Black Flags of Hate More...

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Hellsaw Posts New Music Video

Austrian black metal act Hellsaw posted a new music video for the song "Trist." The song is the title track of the band's forthcoming fourth offering, which is due for release on February 24, 2012

The track listing for "Trist" is:

1. The Devil Is Calling My Name
2. Sorrow Is Horror
3. Doom Pervades My Nightmares
4. The Forerunner of the Apocalypse
5. Death Bells
6. Trist
7. A Winter Cold
8. Beldam. 1450
9. Silence

Check out the video here:

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Hellsaw Releases "Trist" Trailer

The teaser trailer to Hellsaw's upcoming "Trist" album has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

"Trist" is set for release on February 24th, 2012 and has the following track listing:

1. The Devil Is Calling My Name
2. Sorrow Is Horror
3. Doom Pervades My Nightmares
4. The Forerunner of the Apocalypse
5. Death Bells
6. Trist
7. A Winter Cold
8. Beldam. 1450
9. Silence

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Hellsaw Reveals "Trist" Details

Hellsaw has unleashed the artwork for the upcoming album "Trist," which can be viewed below. The new album will be released on February 24th, 2012 and has the following track listing:

1. The Devil Is Calling My Name
2. Sorrow Is Horror
3. Doom Pervades My Nightmares
4. The Forerunner of the Apocalypse
5. Death Bells
6. Trist
7. A Winter Cold
8. Beldam. 1450
9. Silence

For more on Hellsaw, navigate your browser over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location. More...

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Extremefest Trailer Posted

A new video trailer was posted for the 2012 Extrmefest to be held in Hünxe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria from July 4-7, 2012. The festival will feature over 70 bands, including the following:

Cannibal corpse
Exodus
Nasum
Asphyx
Suicidal Angels
Arkona
Destroyer 666
Whitechapel
Dornenreich
Milking the Goatmachine
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Hellish Crossfire
Eis
Disavowed
Hellsaw
Rompeprop
Benighted

Check out the trailer here:

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Eisregen To Play Extreme Fest

Germany's Eisregen will be appearing at the Extreme Fest 2012, which takes place on the following dates and locations:

July 5-7, 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
July 5-7, 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
July 5-7, 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland

The current lineup is as follows:

Arkona
Asphyx
Benighted
Cannibal Corpse
Deströyer 666
Disavowed
Dornenreich
Eis
Eisregen
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hellish Crossfire
Hellsaw
Inquisition
Milking The Goatmachine
Origin
Rompeprop
Suicidal Angels
Whitechapel

For further information visit the festival's official website at this location.

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Hellsaw Recording New Album "Trist"

Austrian black metallers Hellsaw entered Munich’s Dreamsound Studios last week to begin recording their fourth full-length album. Titled “Trist,” the album will be the follow up to 2009’s “Cold” and is due for release on Napalm Records in early 2012.

Front man and founder Aries commented about the direction Hellsaw will take with the album. “The German word 'Trist' is difficult to define exactly but if you think of various connotations of solemnity and sadness you’d be thinking along the right lines. 'Cold' was more about melancholy, 'Trist' is darker; it’s like the scent of fine whiskey and damp earth.

“As a band, we always prepare thoroughly before going into the studio, but this time we’ve rehearsed even more in order to perfect the sound for each track. We’ve also sought to redefine the Hellsaw sound, without losing our identity. There needs to be a certain amount of experimentation with each new album in order to bring the sound up to date. Without giving too much away, with 'Trist' we believe we have found the perfect symbiosis between the old and new elements. All the songs are strong, and it will definitely kick ass."

Hellsaw is scheduled to appear at a number of European festivals this year. Confirmed so far are:

Fri 22 July – Hell Over Vellach (AT)
Sat 30 July – Baden in Blut (DE)
Sat 06 August – Wacken (DE)
Sat 17 Sept – STP Metal Weekend (AT)
Sat 01 Oct – Night Warriors Festival (AT)
Sat 29 Oct – The Dark Crusade Festival (AT)

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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Hellsaw Announces German Festival Appearances

Austrian black metal band Hellsaw has announced appearances at two upcoming German festivals. The band will be playing at the Legacy Festival in Dessau on May 23rd and the Metal Invasion Festival in Ruhstorf on September 18th.

The band's upcoming album "Cold" will be released in Europe on March 30th and in North America on April 7th.

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Hellsaw Streaming New Song “Ache” Online

Austrian black metal band Hellsaw are currently streaming a new song "Ache" online from their upcoming album "Cold." The song can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.

The 13-track album will also include a bonus DVD that features appearances by the band at the Ragnarok and Under the Black Sun Festivals, and at the Le Romandie venue in Lausanne, together with a photo gallery tracing the band’s history from the very early days to the present time.

The release dates for “Cold” are as follows:

25 March: Finland, Spain
27 March: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
30 March: Rest of Europe
07 April: USA & Canada More...

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Hellsaw Announces New Album Release Date

Austrian black metal band Hellsaw has issued the following announcement about their upcoming album:

“Cold, the third full-length album from HELLSAW, and our first on Napalm Records, is due to be released in Europe during March 2009, whilst the US and Canada releases will follow on in April. The release dates for individual countries are as follows:

25 March: Finland, Spain
27 March: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
30 March: Rest of Europe
07 April: USA & Canada

“Cold contains 13 tracks of the strongest and most intense songs from HELLSAW to date, and includes “wounds”, a track not written before the band started rehearsing for the new album, but was created out of the energy and intensity that developed as the band started to play the new material.

"Also included will be a bonus DVD featuring HELLSAW appearances at the Ragnarok and Under the Black Sun Festivals, and at the Le Romandie venue in Lausanne, together with a photo gallery tracing the band’s history from the very early days to the present time."

Album track listing as follows:

1. A Suicide Journey
2. The Black Death
3. Der Harzwald
4. 1°F
5. Cold Aeon
6. Psycho Pastor
7. Sulphur Prayer
8. I Saw Hell
9. Eyes Of Ice
10. Moonrites Diabolicum
11. Ache
12. Subterranean Empire
13. Wounds

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Kings Of Black Metal Festival Confirms 2009 Bands

The 2009 Kings of Black Metal Festival will take place in Hessen, Germany on April 18th. Pre-sale tickets are available here. The bands confirmed for the festival are as follows:

Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Taake
Lord Belial
Mathyr
Hellsaw
Nifelheim
Necros Christos
Watain ( with special pyro show! )

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Hellsaw Completes Recording New Album

Austrian black metal act Hellsaw has finished recording their new studio album which to be entitled, "Cold." The band features the production V. Santura who is the guitarist with Dark Fortress, Triptykon and former touring guitarist of Celtic Frost.

Hellsaw frontman Aries states: “Cold contains some of the most complex and intense songs in the history of the band. We always place a lot of our beliefs and emotions in our music. Writing and recording this album was physically and emotionally draining, but having heard the final result, it was well worth it!”

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Hellsaw Signs to Napalm Records

Austrian black metal band, Hellsaw, have signed to Napalm Records. The band is fronted by the charismatic Aries (ex-Sanguis). The new Hellsaw album, "Cold," will be released in the spring of 2009.

Aries commented on the signing: "We are very proud to be a member of the Napalm family. Not only is it proof of our hard work, but also a major sign that Napalm Records return to their roots and put their faith in a fucked-up Austrian black metal band. We honor this sign of trust and in return will unleash our album "Cold" early next year. Fans can expect a composition of hate and brimstone, all-crushing blastbeats, and raw guitars filled with deep melancholy."

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Skitliv Recruit New Drummer

Former SHINING drummer Ted has joined the ranks of SKITLIV, replacing Canadian drummer Trish.

Ted is currently rehearsing with the band ready for the upcoming December tour with Shining and HELLSAW. Drum duties on the recently announced limited edition MCD will be carried out by Ivar, who played with Skitliv on their recent tour.

Commented Maniac: “Trish was unable to join us on the recent tour due to commitments back in Canada, and her place was temporarily filled by Ivar, who is not, in fact, a drummer at all, but vocalist with SILVER; but he is one of those people who can master any instrument you put in his hands, and enjoyed his temporary career change! It was really at that point that we realised that Skitliv’s music had moved very far, and in a completely different direction, from when she joined originally. Trish is a terrific drummer and a great person, but her technique and personal musical interests are better suited to her other projects, rather than the slower paced, doom-oriented material we are now producing. We all wish her the best of luck with her other bands.” More...

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Shining, Hellsaw and Skitliv Confirm Tour Dates

SHINING, HELLSAW and SKITLIV have now confirmed additional dates and changes to their December tour. Originally scheduled to last 18 days, the tour will now kick off one day earlier with the addition of a Swedish date. Black Metallers CODE will join the three bands at the London Underworld for a rare, one-off appearance.

This will be the first chance for many to see Maniac live on stage since his departure from MAYHEM. He debuted his new band Doom Black Metal band SKITLIV this month during a short tour with Japanese all-girl band GALLHAMMER, where he was joined on stage by SHINING front man Kvarforth, normally SKITLIV’s studio guitarist, but who tours with them whenever his commitments to his own band will allow.

Aries, vocalist for Austrian Black Metallers HELLSAW, who this week released their new album “Phantasm”, recently had this to say about the upcoming tour, “… all three bands are exponents of quite different types of Black Metal, and we each have our own style of stage show, which makes it much more interesting for the fans, as well as for the bands concerned”.

The new confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Dec. 04 - Sweden Musikenshuset Gothenburg
Dec. 05 - Germany Markthalle Hamburg
Dec. 06 - Germany K 17, Berlin
Dec. 07 - Germany Bastard Club Osnabruk
Dec. 08 - Holland Parkhof Alkmaar
Dec. 09 - France Glazart Paris
Dec. 10 - Holland Waterfront Rotterdam
Dec. 11 - Belgium De Klinker Aarschot
Dec. 12 - France La Rumeur Lille
Dec. 13 - UK Underworld London
Dec. 14 - France Le Ferrailleur Nantes
Dec. 15 - France Korigan Luynes
Dec. 16 - Switzerland Le Romanie Lausanne
Dec. 17 - France Lyon’s Hall Lyon
Dec. 18 - Switzerland Dynamo Werk 21 Zurich
Dec. 19 - Austria Escape Vienna
Dec. 20 - Austria The Cave Saltzburg
Dec. 21 - Germany Asgard Pub Annaberg-Buchholz
Dec. 22 - Germany Sodomizing Fistmass Bitterfeld

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